“Enough is enough” ESPN Seattle’s Paul Gallant tweeted Saturday afternoon. Five weeks after the morning radio host told Donald Trump to “Chill Dawg,” in reference to the president’s claim of cities being burned and pillaged, Gallant was directly impacted by nearby rioting.
Gallant returned to his apartment complex over the weekend, where the ground level Starbucks was destroyed. After seeing the effects of riots to the building where his home is located, Gallant tweeted that he feels like he might “need to buy a firearm.”
“The terrorists burn and pillage our cities, and they think it is just wonderful, even the death,” Trump tweeted June 12. “Must end this Seattle takeover now!” the president added.
Gallant replied, informing the president he walked through the city at night and “saw no burning, pillaging, or deaths.” Five weeks later, not only did the radio host witness burning and pillaging, but his apartment building was on its receiving end.
Shortly after ESPN Seattle’s Danny and Gallant co-host shared the news that he was being evacuated from his apartment building because of damage stemming from riots, Twitter rehashed his “Chill Dawg” response to President Trump from mid-June.
But Gallant didn’t cave. “I stand by what I originally said,” Gallant responded on Twitter. “5 weeks ago, Chaz/Chop/whatever didn’t seem as bad as portrayed by those outside of it. I’d walked through it a few times. Then burning & pillaging actually happened. Classic.”
“Opinions should be able to adapt and evolve,” Gallant later tweeted, continuing his measured response to social media’s claims of hypocrisy.